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The Wonder of Ojibway Prairie

The Wonder of Ojibway Prairie, a Foster Visuals Production, provides a stunning and breathtaking look at this natural urban gem. Dr. David Suzuki and Naturalist, Paul Pratt provide their expertise and commentary on this unique and vital part of Windsor’s heritage. http://vimeo.com/168143790

2014 BioBlitz Results

Essex County's first ever Bioblitz, a biological inventory and awareness program that teams biological experts with local volunteers, was a huge success.  The area of interest was the entire Ojibway Prairie Complex including Ojibway Shores on the Detroit River in Windsor.  Participants studied everything that flies, digs, squirms or grows. Thirty experts and approximately 100 participants set out into the Ojibway Prairie Complex on June 28-29, 2014 to document all flora and fauna they encountered. We [...]

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Fishes of Essex County and Surrounding Waters – Dr. Lynda D. Corkum

A comprehensive field guide of the fishes in Canadian and the surrounding American waters. This book contains descriptions, illustrations and colour photographs of over 102 freshwater fish. http://www.fishesofessexcounty.com/. Pick up a copy of this fantastic book at Chapters in Devonshire Mall today.  It makes a great gift!

Share your bird sightings on WEP Birds

Introducing Windsor-Essex-Pelee Birds or WEP Birds for short - A great site to share your local bird sightings! WEP Birds is a local birding group page where group members can post sightings, ID questions, general tips, and anything else bird related -- things that are unique and interesting to you about this area! The group is open to ALL experience levels from beginner to 'expert' and is absolutely free. Joining the group is simple. Visit [...]

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Rain Garden Manual

Spring will be here before you know it.  Instead of planning to plant a conventional garden perhaps you may be interested in planting a rain garden! And we have just the manual to help you make your very own! Rain Garden Manual web Here is a quick refresher on why rain gardens are important.  The west basin of Lake Erie has been seriously impacted by rain water runoff which carries contaminants and phosphorous which in [...]

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